I've just seasoned my UDS and about 1.5 hrs into the seasoning I realized that not much of my hickory chunks have even begun to smoke. Should smoke be early on when cooking? Or is a little smoke throughout the smoke time ok?
I plan on smoking tri-tips and baby back ribs and hopefully pulled pork.
I added about 5 or 6 chunks of hickory to my basket of charcoal and then added about 12 lit briquets to get it going.
I'm wondering if the chunks of hickory need to be closer to the center lit briquets?